Blu is a free 100% mobile plan, fully funded by advertising. Like most mobile plans, Blu offers calls, SMS / MMS, and 4G unlimited. What allow many phone users to save money and round the end of the month.
How does Blu work?
The principle is simple. You accumulate points (called lightning) through the Blu mobile application. You can then use these flashes to make calls, send SMS / MMS, or surf the internet. The use of Blu-Points can only be done after the insertion of a Blu SIM card, available free of charge. This is similar to a prepaid card that you can reload with the points you earn.
How to earn points ?
To gain lightning, there are several ways. The first, the least restrictive and surely the least profitable is to activate the advertising display on the lock screen of your smartphone. This saves a flash for a displayed advertisement. The second is very profitable but difficult to implement, it is necessary to sponsor his relatives so that he also uses the application. Whenever a referrer registers and uses Blu (SIM card inserted in his phone) for the first time, you receive 2000 flashes. You can also watch commercials for 4 flashes. One last method is to gain a few hundred points by sharing applications.
Is it profitable?
The concept is ingenious but in practice it's another story. Here is a summary of rates:
- 1 minute call = 16 points
- 1 SMS = 8 points
- 1 MMS = 16 points
- 1 MB of internet = 16 points
There are also packs (called Booster) that are more profitable but more expensive and therefore longer to get. See details on the information sheet.
Given the prices, you will say that it's not going to be easy to use your unlimited plan.
How to receive his Blu SIM?
For any use of Blu it is necessary to create an account. Unlike other mobile plans on the market, registration is from an application available only on Android. When creating your account, the application asks you whether you want to keep your old number or not. If this is the case, you must obtain and provide your RIO (Operator Identity Statement) by calling 3179 (for any operator in France). With or without number portability, you will receive in a few days a Blu SIM card.
Good plan or not?
I tried a few days and I gave up. I spend a lot of calls and the number of lightning does not increase as fast as that. Even with a little excessive use of the package, it seems difficult to me not to struggle to have credit.
The good plan would be to have a phone with two SIM cards to have both a SIM card with a cheap package without internet connection, and a Blu SIM card for internet use. After all depends on the use you make of your smartphone, it's up to you 😉
Source: Official site